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After spending five years as professional house sitters, Heather and Brian Lockwood knew a thing or two about homes. So when it came to choosing a manageable property in which to enjoy their later years, they were clear about what they wanted – a spacious, well designed apartment in a secure environment that would suit both the active couple, who are both in their seventies, and Heather’s 90 year old mother Vera.
Heather explained “We were living in a three bedroom detached bungalow in Attleborough and, although the property was still manageable for us, we decided to move to somewhere that offered more support ready for when we needed it. We had seen a number of McCarthy & Stone developments on our travels and had always been very impressed, so when Edwards Court opened we went to look round straight away and ended up being the very first people to move in!
“My mother Vera has lived with us for the last 20 years so we needed somewhere that would suit us all. Edwards Court was ideal as it offered us space, low maintenance and a welcoming community of like-minded people. Brian and I still enjoy our holidays and weekends away and it gives us real peace of mind to know that we are leaving Mum safe and secure, in the comfort of her own home, with people around to look out for her.”
Heather says the family also love the gardens as well as the communal lounge where the couple recently celebrated both their golden wedding anniversary and Vera’s 90th birthday with other residents.
The location of the development was also a key factor in the couple’s decision to buy there. Heather continues: “Both our son and daughter live locally and we regularly help out with our grandchildren, so it was important to us that we stayed in Attleborough. Edwards Court is in a superb location close to local amenities and, although we still have a car that we use regularly, it was really important to us to be able to walk to the shops or doctors surgery. Both the development and the apartment itself ticked every box and we are very happy here.”
Edwards Court is a development of 38 one and two bedroom apartments which include a range of specialist features such as 24 hour emergency call points and a secure entry system. As well as the communal lounge to socialise and relax in, there is a hotel-style guest suite for visiting family and friends. There is also a House Manager who oversees the running of the development, for additional peace of mind.
Attleborough is a pretty Norfolk parish town with a quaint shopping centre set around an attractive green. The town has good transport links to Norwich and popular Norfolk destinations such as Wyndham, Great Ellingham and the Norfolk Broads.
For further information, visit the show complex, open daily from 10.30am to 5.00pm, or call 01953 458007.